Saturday, August 21, 2010
Another Week Done,,,
Just back from helping at another funeral luncheon. Some of the family are of our faith, though not active members. Their 20-year-old son passed away after a long bout with leukemia. We brought in meals for 3 days, provided a church building for the service and viewing, a minister for the ceremony, a pianist and then provided a luncheon complete with serving help, tables and chairs after the service. No one thanked any of us. I thought that was rather strange, since most people come to thank us for providing service. I mentioned it to another woman who was helping with the luncheon and she commented that they probably thought we were getting paid. No folks, no one gets paid in our church. Not the minister, teachers or even the kitchen help. We call and people respond with whatever they can do. We had families who donated salads and desserts and we provided sandwiches. We had people who gave up their Saturday to help with the funeral even though none of us knew the son or even the parents. I'm just venting. It's been one of those weeks.